Tyburn Gallery is delighted to announce that we are now representing Taiye Idahor.
Using collage, drawing, sculpture, and mixed media, Nigerian-born Idahor creates work which explores identity both female and African within the broader contexts of history, memory and globalization. In many of her works, hair is a recurring motif which carries different symbolic elements, as well as the many facets and contradictions of female identity. Newsprint braids overflow from soft canvas and tracing paper surfaces, filled with secrets and memories. Across Idahor’s sculptures, drawings and collages, hair grows, blooms and transforms, creating new forms and identities.